CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After last night’s wet end to the NBA All-Star game, the last of the rain is pulling out to the east quickly this morning and Presidents Day will actually turn out to be the nicest day of the upcoming week.
The sun will mix with clouds and there will be a nice breeze with pleasantly mild afternoon readings in the low to mid 60s. Trust me, you’ll want to enjoy today, because we may not see the sun again for several days.
We’ll stay dry tonight and it will be chilly with lows in the 30s for most WBTV viewing area neighborhoods.
The rest of the week will be unsettled. Rain will return by Tuesday evening and won't let up through the night, lasting into the day on Wednesday.
A First Alert has been issued for Tuesday evening and Wednesday for rain, heavy at times, and cold temperatures in the 40s. Of note for the mountains and northern foothills, it may be just cold enough that the precipitation starts as snow / sleet and a small, slushy accumulation is possible there before a transition to rain takes place.
Right now, it appears that Thursday and Friday will also bring decent rain chances, as will both days of the upcoming weekend! After we get past the next 7 days long range data suggests we should dry out, but by that point many areas will have received between 2-4" for rain. We'll be monitoring for flooding once the mid-late week unfolds.
Hope you have a great week!
- Meteorologist Al Conklin